XP Power has announced the UCP225 series of high power density, very low profile 225W AC/DC power supplies with both industrial and medical safety approvals in a small U-channel footprint. The UCP225 series provides a high power density, low profile, compact, rugged U-channel power solution with very high efficiency and very low no load input […]READ MORE
Powerbox has announced a new technology platform to power industrial applications requiring high reliability and resilience in extreme environments. Designed to power subsea equipment such as gas and oil monitoring and control systems situated on the seafloor, fed from an AC or DC high voltage line feeder the PRBX VB410-380 power solution delivers 48V DC […]READ MORE
CUI’s Power Group announced the addition of a compact 300 W series to its line of internal ac-dc medical power supplies. http://www.cui.com/internal-ac-dc-medical-power-supplies The VMS‑300A series, available in industry standard 3” × 5” open frame and metal enclosed packages, delivers efficiencies up to 94% and high power densities up to 14.5 W/in3. Meeting EN 60601-1 edition […]READ MORE
Lithium-ion batteries are increasingly being used in a wide range of applications. However, a number of regulations and requirements must be strictly obeyed when designing, handling, and distributing batteries. Rutronik offers comprehensive support and advice.READ MORE
XP Power announced the DPC series of highly efficient ultra slim DIN rail AC-DC power supplies. Available in 30, 50 and 70Watt single output models, they all accept the universal input range from 90 to 264VAC without the need for any input selector switches. Taking up significantly less space on the rail by being up […]READ MORE
CUI’s Power Group announced the expansion of its VOF ac-dc power supply family http://www.cui.com/open-frame-ac-dc-power-supplies with the introduction of a compact 300 W series. The VOF-300 series, available in open frame and metal enclosed packages, is a higher-power addition to CUI’s general purpose ac-dc power supply portfolio currently ranging from 6 W to 280 W. Offering […]READ MORE
Murata announces its new wide input range, single output PQC series of industrial/medical power supplies from Murata Power Solutions. Rated at 250 watts of output power, and packaged in an industry-standard open frame 3 × 5 inch, 1U footprint, this high-efficiency design can deliver its full output using convection cooling when operating in temperatures up […]READ MORE
Powerbox has introduced a 100W encapsulated AC/DC power supply, ready for industrial systems integration. Aimed at compact industrial systems applications with limited space, the ENI100 has a narrow width of 31.7mm and a length of 140mm making it easy to fit in even the smallest of places. The unit’s input voltage range is from 90 […]READ MORE
CUI’s Power Group announced the addition of four low power, open frame ac-dc power supply series to its VOF product family. The VOF‑6B, VOF‑10B, VOF‑15B, and VOF‑20B series are 6, 10, 15, and 20W power additions to CUI’s general purpose ac-dc power supply portfolio now ranging from 6W to 300W. Housed in compact, board mount […]READ MORE
We are all aware about self-driving cars and all exciting projects the automotive industry is engaged but very few have heard about unmanned ship and projects to operate large fleets of vessels navigating from dock to dock without operational crews (Figure 1).
At early stage but projects such as Maritime Unmanned Navigation Through Intelligence In Networks (MUNIN) investigated feasibility and test-bed development for future developments.
Considering unmanned ships will require extreme reliability from the main generator to single point-of-load, challenges placed on power designers will be far beyond anything we knew.